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What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 19:01

I expect your phormiums grow much quicker down there once they're divided Verd!  Wet, cold ground's the biggest issue here so I prefer them in pots mostly, although I have created good conditions for the Cream Delight in a raised bed.  I really just want an excuse for a trip to the that bad? 


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:45

I'll lend them to you LP 

Preparing for new lawn in Spring

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:44

It'll certainly be magic when it's done Verd...I hope!  

Am I heading for trouble?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:41

I'd be a little concerned about the Lavender and Rosemary if the soil's heavy - they like good drainage. You could mix some grit in with the soil as well if it's very heavy. If the plants are all small plugs it might also be safer to pot them on just now and wait till spring to put them in when they'll be a bit bigger and stronger and can grow away more readily. Excess winter wet might not be the best conditions for them at this stage. 


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:34

You'd be cheaper flying out there and delivering them by hand LilyP.... 

Preparing for new lawn in Spring

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:32

Lovely view you have John 

The 'boys' have given you good advice. Digging out the area a bit at a time will make it easier and I'd go for it now as well. I've been doing something similar to make new paths and a lawn and it's amazing how quickly you can see an improvement. The ground will be messy over winter but a bit of frost etc will help it and you'll be rested and ready to start the next stage in spring. Disposing of the clay is the worst bit - I now have a nice earth 'bank' behind my shed...

PS - I'm going for seed for mine too. 

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:20

I know what you mean Verd - I've divided one earlier this year ( of two large ones in pots ) and the new parts are a bit better. I'll keep one bit,  and the rest can go with the other one in the front garden to fill a space. I've never had time to divide these ones unfortunately - too many more important things to deal with 


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 17:18

Evening all you lovely people 

I'm with you doc - Yorkshires are only for roast dinners. Treacle and milk...enough to give you the 'dry boak' as we say here 

Tinned pears/peaches with custard was one of my Dad's favourites 

Lots of  supermarkets have clothes recycling lily. I usually just take stuff to the charity shop. I regularly get shot of stuff. Don't like piles of stuff taking up room. I'm sure I'm not related to my sister - I think she still has that Afghan coat from the seventies.....

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 08:09

Everything here's new as I've planted most of it since moving in last year but I think some of the Phormiums I've had for years might get changed. They've got a bit congested and losing their variegation. Cream Delight however, is my favourite plant in the back garden just now. Beautiful crisp foliage. The purple clematis that I brought from a previous garden - unnamed - is pretty insipid so that'll have to get chucked too I think. 


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 08:04

I often think of my maternal grandparents on Christmas day as tit was their wedding day. In Scotland it wasn't even a public holiday while my Mum was growing up. Changed days eh? Now it seems to last for weeks  

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